The Cold War And The Soviet Union

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In the year of 1945, one major war ended while another one began. The Cold War began in 1945 just after World War II had ended and last for roughly forty-five years. The war occurred between the United States and the Soviet Union. The war was the attempt by the Allied powers to stop the spread of communism by the Soviet Union. The Allied powers did not want the Soviet Union’s form of government to take over the world. The United States was the only country that had the resources to stand up against the Soviet Union. The Cold War is known to be one of the most important political issues to occur during the postwar period. Once World War II ended, the United States had hoped that they would be able to share their idea of equality, democracy, and freedom of liberty to other countries. They hoped to rebuild their economy and eliminate their trade barriers so that they could create their own agricultural products. While other countries were in complete and utter chaos, the United States hoped to regain the stability to reconstruct their nation. While the United States was thinking about this, the Soviet Union had something entirely different up their sleeve. The United States introduced the Marshall Plan. The Marshall Plan was designed to rebuild sixteen Western European nations and millions of people with over twelve billion dollars in aid. The United States invited the Soviet Union to participate but they refused along with occupied countries of Central Europe for the fear of

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